Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, along with Brooklyn Republican Sen. Martin Golden, are backing a bill that would make the death penalty a possibility for those convicted of killing law enforcement officials.
The bill comes after the shooting deaths of Poughkeepsie Detective John Falcone and Police Officer Alain Schaberger of the NYPD.
The law, which has been batted around Albany over the years, would apply to those knowingly kill police officers, peace officers and Department of Correctional Services employees.
The death penalty was revived by Gov. George Pataki, a Republican, but it was declared unconstitutional in 2004.
Here’s some video of a news conference on the issue: